UIC Campus Recreation

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Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Contact Information

Deep Shah

737 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60607

phone Phone: 312-996-7730

Email: dshah38@uic.edu

Outdoor Trip Registration form


Need to get away from the urban lifestyle for a weekend or even a day? Want to learn how to build a campfire and roast S’mores in the quad? UIC’s Outdoor Adventure Program provides students with outdoor experiences that are educational, inspiring, and fun.  Join us on our next adventure as we climb, hike, kayak, paddle, camp, ski, cook, and learn in a beautiful and natural environment.

Outdoor Adventure Trips

Ski & Snowboarding  Trip 

February 3  8:30am – 8:00pm

Lift & Transportation cost: $35

Ski/ Snowboard Rental: $15

Lessons: $5


Join Campus Recreation as we hit the slopes at Grand Geneva Resort for a day of skiing and snowboarding.

Fee covers the cost of a ski lift pass and transportation from UIC Student Recreation Facility.  If you do not have your own gear, select the gear rental option as well.

All Participants must attend a mandatory pre -trip meeting on Tuesday 1.30 at 5:30pm.


Snow Shoeing

February 24  8:30am – 5:00pm

Cost: $25

Register: HERE

Come explore the southern branch of the Kettle Moraine State Forest by way of snow shoes! We will be providing snow shoes, transportation, and a guided group hike of the area.


Spring Break Trip to Shawnee National Forest

March 24 – 30

Cost: $145

Register: HERE

Spend spring break giving back to nature while also climbing and hiking in beautiful Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois!


Day Hike at Starved Rock State Park

April 21  8am – 6pm

Cost: $10

Register: HERE

Hike with us at Starved Rock State Park as we explore the towering sand stone bluffs that line the Illinois river in western Illinois.


Hiking Trip to Zion and Grand Canyon National Park

May 19 – 25

Cost: $350

Register HERE

Celebrate the end of another successful semester or graduation by exploring 2 of America’s greatest gems! We will be hiking and camping in both National Parks.

Participants will meet the guide at Las Vegas Int. Airport before 3pm on Saturday May 19. Participants will spend 2 days hiking at both national parks and return to LAS on May 25th.

Cost of the trip covers guided hikes, camp meals, transportation to national parks and back to the airport. all camping fees, all National Park pass fees.

Participant is responsible for flight to a from Las Vegas International Airport.

Please contact Deep Shah at dshah38@uic.edu prior to registration.


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Outdoor Gear Rental

Camping Gear Rental 

We have everything you need to jump start your outdoor adventure trip or excursion! Campus recreation offers a number of camping and recreational gear for rent to the UIC community.

All gear requests are subject to availability.

To request gear for your next adventure, please email Deep Shah at dshah38@uic.edu or adventure@uic.edu.


Gear Rental Rates


All gear rentals are subject to the  Gear Rental Rules and Policies

Wilderness First Aid Course

The MED Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course makes use of lecture and practical-based learning both in and outside of the classroom. The concepts and skills taught in this course will prepare you to prevent, identify and stabilize a diverse range of injuries and illnesses associated with recreation in remote places where adaptations to harsh environments, limited access to resources and communication, and personal/group safety must be made. Beginning with patient assessment, this course helps establish a foundation for students to make informed decisions during emergency situations when far from definitive healthcare systems.

Topic List:

Topics covered in our Wilderness First Aid course include an introductory level overview and practice of topics including patient assessment, respiratory distress emergencies, bleeding & wound management, shock, spine & head injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, abdominal illnesses & injuries, allergies & anaphylaxis, and emergency & evacuation plans. Inclusion of additional topics beyond what is listed can be discussed and agreed on upon request.

Certification Guidelines:

Our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course involves a minimum of 16 hours of contact time. No exam is associated with this course. After successful completion of the course components, a student is granted a 2 year certification. No recertification course exists for this training. Instead, a student can participate in a new Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course and gain further certification.


Day 1: 8:00am-5:00pm

Day 2: 8:00am-5:00pm

A 1 hour lunch break is provided each day of this course.


This course is offered to UIC Students, Members, and Non Members.

To register, click HERE!

Past Trips

See an activity that’s not listed that you’d be interested in? Email cdepau2@uic.edu with your trip ideas or to see if that activity is being planned for the future!




ASB Moab


Starved Rock flyer

Indiana Dunes pic

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Ski Trip Flyer

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Fall 2013- Mulit-day rock climbing and camping


Fall Workshops to be announced soon!

Cancellation Policy

All registrations are final. Cancellations made 3 weeks prior to the trip date will be refunded less a 10% processing fee. Cancellations made less than 3 weeks to the trip date will not be refunded as the registration money typically goes to third party companies in planning stages.



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 “We did romantic night hiking under the moonlight, saw the best mountain views while leaning on the steep rocks, enjoyed cooking and gaming as a close team, and pushed ourselves beyond our limits on rocks and water with our professional and inspiring guides. I can not tell of a similar experience like this trip before and I believe it will always be one of the most special trips ever.”

-Lubing Zhang

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